Additionally, there are areas with elevated wind potentials in the Donbass terrain and Dnepropetrovsk Region. If all of these areas were brought on-line, wind farms can account for 20 percent to 30 percent of Ukraine’s demand for electric power.
The total installed capacity of Ukrainian wind farms is approximately 89 MW. Most of the installed capacity consists of old model wind turbines that have a capacity of 107.5 kW. Since 2003, the Turbowinds 600 kW wind turbines, built in Belgium, have been assembled in Ukraine, with the towers and blades manufactured locally.
Ukraine’s wind farm program is governed by the “Complex Program for Wind Farms Construction,” which was adopted by the Ukrainian government in 1997. According to the program, 1,990 MW of wind energy capacity is to be installed by 2010, and by 2030, 20-30 percent of the country’s electricity production is to be produced by wind power. However, as of June 2009, only 300 MW of capacity have been planned.
The wind power capacity has been postponed due to a lack of financing. The wind farm program was to be financed with a 0.75% tariff on electricity rates, but the non-payments and debts in the energy sector prohibited the program from being fully financed. In 2006, the government approved a fixed annual budget; however, this change has not had any significant influence on recent wind farm projects.
II Ukrainian Renewable Energy Forum
A key business event of the industry, will be held on October 14-15, 2010 in Kyiv II
The Forum creates a business platform for exchange of experience, communication, presenting of investment projects and for finding the investors in the field of solar and wind energy, as well as in the heat pumps, energy-from-waste projects and small hydropower businesses.
REF-UA will bring together significant players of Ukrainian market of alternative fuels and energy, representatives of state bodies and local authorities, international financial and donor organizations, investors and developers of investment projects, representatives of leading foreign companies that have already worked or are only planning their activities on the Ukrainian market of renewable energy, European and Ukrainian industry associations, key experts and representatives of leading financial-industrial groups of Ukraine.
The official support of the REF-UA is given by Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, National State Agency of Environmental Investments of Ukraine, National Agency of Investments and Innovations of Ukraine. The organizers of the Forum are Fuel Alternative LLC, the consulting company in the field of renewable energy, and APEU, Association of alternative fuels and energy market participants of Ukraine.
REF-UA is a meeting place for professionals whose work is connected with the Ukrainian market of alternative energy.
The first day of the forum dedicated to the public administration and especially the legislative regulation of the industry of alternative energy in Ukraine. Also, essential part of the forum is devoted to session of the investments and financing of projects in renewable energy sphere of Ukraine.
On the second day three parallel sessions will be held: wind energy; solar energy and small hydropower.
In an effort to promote the development of economically and ecologically viable areas of energy directions in Ukraine, as well as establish an effective and complete communications platform for market participants in 2010, the V-th International Conference "Alternative Fuels-2010", dedicated to the evolution of motor fuels, will become an integral part of REF-UA and will be held on the second day of the Forum simultaneously to the main program of the Forum.
"Ukraine today has a great potential for projects in the sectors of wind and solar energy, small hydropower plants, using of biomass resources and waste. Confirmation of promising Ukrainian renewable energy is not only a great interest in this segment of the foreign companies, but also taken practical steps by Ukrainian investors "- says Vitaliy Daviy, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, President of Association of alternative fuels and energy market participants of Ukraine (APEU).
According to Fuel Alternative LLC, in particular, in 2011 the first major private wind farm in Ukraine is expected to start its work. There are also more than a dozen wind farms in Ukraine at the implementation stage now.
At the same time, today Ukrainian manufacturers of small wind generators are forming the niche of wind generating equipment on the European market of alternative energy. Meanwhile the domestic market of small wind generators is still almost empty and has large perspectives for its growth.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian market of photovoltaic and solar collectors Ukraine has impressive prospects. Experts predict that it will double till 2012, due, firstly, the high "green" tariff (currently it is near ˆ60 cent (!!!) with VAT), and secondly, the growing interest in the segment of the world’s leading companies in the field of solar energy. The latter research has shown a growing interest in the market of Eastern Europe.
The growing interest of investors is to the small hydropower Ukraine. There are companies which successfully work using “green” tariff. However, there are a number of objects that need to be reconstructed in this industry, and after minor investments can be the basis of a stable income.
Successful practice of obtaining a "green tariff" appeared in a segment of combustion of solid biofuel and biogas production in Ukraine.
"Ukrainian government guarantees high level of "green" tariff until 2030. Against the backdrop of the overall low investment attractiveness of Ukraine this factor makes the domestic industry of renewable energy an attractive investment today", – Mr. Daviy says.
I Ukrainian Forum for Renewable Energy, which was held October 15-16, 2009, in the Ukrainian House (Kyiv, Khreshchatyk, 2), became one of the main events of the year in the domestic industry of alternative energy. The Forum brought together over 260 delegates.
Among the partners and participants there are following companies and organizations: Ministry of energy and fuel of Ukraine (a first deputy minister), Kyiv authorities (a first deputy mayor of Kyiv), National Electricity Regulatory Commission, National Agency of Ukraine on Ensuring of Efficient Use of Energy (a first deputy head), NITOL, Kvazar, Activ-Solar, Nova-Eco, Concord-Group, Institute of Renewable Energy National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, NEFCO, IFC, European Commission, Verkhovna Rada (deputies and representatives), Southern Machine-Building Plant of A. Makarov, All-Ukrainian Association «Ukrhydroenergo», "SKB of Sukhina", Camco International, MGM International, Horizon Capital Advisors, Synapse, Danish Embassy in Ukraine, Israel Embassy in Ukraine, German Embassy in Ukraine, Oficina Económica y Comercial de España en Kiev, National Agency of ecological investments of Ukraine, CPM, Unisolar, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Economic Cooperation and Integration Division), GreenMax Capital Advisors, Zeroemissions Russia, Pillar, Metinvest, "Crimea Energy generation systems", Wikov Wind a. s., WKN Windkraft Nord AG, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Arzinger, Electricite de France (EDF), etc.
I UKRAINIAN FORUM FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PRESENTED NEW ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PROJECTS IN UKRAINE
I Ukrainian Forum for Renewable Energy, which was held October 15-16 in the Ukrainian House (Kyiv, Khreshchatyk, 2), has become one of the main events of the year in the domestic industry of alternative energy.
The Forum brought together key players in the market of traditional and renewable energy, as well as representatives of large financial-industrial groups, leading legal and financial companies. Within two days the participants of the forum was over 230 delegates, including top managers and owners of companies, representatives of state structures and international organizations.
The Forum highlighted the state of markets for solar, wind energy, heat pumps, new heating systems, small hydropower. Also a big session of the Forum was devoted to investment and investment projects in the Ukrainian alternative energy. In addition, the Forum hosted a seminar for startup companies in alternative energy and a round table discussion on "green tariffs", in which Forum participants could discuss issues and opportunities in the market of Ukraine in connection with new legislative changes.
As had been announced by organizers of the Forum, a conference hall was powered by electricity generated by solar power system of Kvazar and wind generator installed by Gressa-group. Also during the passage of the Forum the first in the history of Kiev network discharges in the grid of electricity produced from alternative sources took place. Inverters were provided by Unisolar.
Here are reviews on the Forum:
Alejandro Nieto, commercial attaché of the Embassy of Spain in Ukraine: «A very interesting event. Good opportunities for business development».
Gennady Gutin, the company «Alstom»: «Well handpicked speakers from public and private sectors».
David Chesky, the European Commission in Ukraine: «Interesting. Good idea to use a business platform to demonstrate the use of solar and wind energy. See you at the next Forum!».
Ilya Starikov, NUSEP: «Excellent».
The organizer of the Forum is a consulting company Fuel Alternative which over the past five years has been an organizer of the key events in the field of alternative energy: international conferences, seminars and roundtables, also the company is a publisher of specialized magazines "The Alternative Fuels" and CleanTech Magazine.
General Partner of the Forum: Kvazar.
Partners of the Forum sessions: Activ Solar and Gressa-Group.
Also partners of the Forum were: Dominion Legal Group (Legal partner), the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, AVANTE (Technical Partner), Association of alternative fuels and energy market participants (AFEU), Quantum Business Group.
General information partner Ukrainian Forum on Renewable Energy: Interfax.
TV partners: "TV 24", "First Business Channel», UBC (Ukrainian Business Channel).
Media Partners: Information Agency "Ukrainian News", "Liga.net», All-Biz.info, journal "Oil and Gas", magazines: "Energy business", "Agricultural sector", "Granite & Marble", "Oil and Fat Complex”.
Official publication of the Forum: Alternative Fuels Magazine and CleanTech Magazine.
Participants: Ministry of energy and fuel of Ukraine (a first deputy minister), Kyiv authorities (a first deputy mayor of Kyiv), National Electricity Regulatory Commission, National Agency of Ukraine on Ensuring of Efficient Use of Energy (a first deputy head), NITOL, Kvazar, Activ-Solar, Nova-Eco, Concord-Group, Institute of Renewable Energy National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, NEFCO, IFC, European Commission, Verkhovna Rada (deputies and representatives), Southern Machine-Building Plant of A. Makarov, All-Ukrainian Association «Ukrhydroenergo», “SKB of Sukhina”, Camco International, MGM International, Horizon Capital Advisors, Synapse, Danish Embassy in Ukraine, Israel Embassy in Ukraine, German Embassy in Ukraine, Oficina Económica y Comercial de España en Kiev, National Agency of ecological investments of Ukraine, CPM, Unisolar, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Economic Cooperation and Integration Division), GreenMax Capital Advisors, Zeroemissions Russia, Pillar, Metinvest, “Crimea Energy generation systems”, Wikov Wind a. s., WKN Windkraft Nord AG, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Arzinger, Electricite de France (EDF) and others.
"Kvazar" (General Partner of the Forum)
JSC "Kvazar" is the only company in the market of Ukraine with the full technological cycle of production of photovoltaic modules.
Today, the company "Kvazar" offers silicon wafers of different sizes and thicknesses, mono and multi crystalline photoelectric converters ranging in size from 4”to 6”, solar modules ranging from 10 to 200 watts for a centralized and local solar energy systems that can make companies and households energy independent, not bringing harm to the environment.
In the line of products of JSC "Kvazar" are: self-contained lighting systems, streets, roads, tunnels, as well as battery chargers and travel system. Certified in accordance with international standards, the products of JSC "Kvazar" has been successfully used for the construction of solar power plants in Europe and Africa. Also the products sales on the world markets through the representative offices in Europe, America and Africa.
«Activ Solar» (Partner of Solar Energy Session)
The company produces high-purity polysilicon for the solar industry. History Activ Solar began in 1964. The plant has a full vertical integration and focus on high quality, consistent and balanced approach to pricing. Activ Solar also develops and invests in large-scale projects in the field of solar energy.
«Gressa-Group» (Partner of Wind power Session)
Gressa-Group is the exclusive representative of high quality products of well known brands from France, Italy, Israel and other countries. The company is successfully operating on the Ukrainian market of climate control equipment for over 18 years, which enabled it to acquire considerable experience working with corporate clients and improve its skills and technology activities. The company works with well-established on the world market brands: TM «FLAMINGO», TM «FLAMINGO AERO» and TM «KVAZAR» (Ukraine); TM «ARISTON» and TM «CHAFFOTEAUX» (Italy); TM «ATMOR» (Israel) etc. «Gressa-Group» serves commercial networks "Epicenter", "Eldorado", "New Line", "Oldie", etc. The system currently employs more than 2,000 dealers in various kinds of products.
Îrganizer: Fuel Alternative LLC
Fuel Alternative is a leading Ukrainian consulting and publishing company in the field of clean technologies and renewable energy.
The company is the organizer of many industry events, in particular:
– International conference "Alternative Fuels" (regularly held in Kyiv since 2006. The first conference on "Alternative Fuels – 2006» Fuel Alternative conducted in partnership with the IFP (French National Institute of Oil).
In 2009, the distinctive feature of the conference "Alternative fuels" was its conducting on board of the ship "Riverest", which for the first time in the countries of Eastern Europe was filled with biodiesel (a mixture of B10).
– Ukrainian Biofuel Forum (devoted to solid biofuels and specialized heating systems, held annually in Kyiv in April).
– Ukrainian Renewable Energy Forum (devoted to wind and solar energy, small hydropower stations). During the event in October 2009 in the Ukrainian House the energy supply of the conference hall was carried out by wind generator and solar power station.
Besides Fuel Alternative publishes CleanTech Magazine (which covers the market of clean technologies) and Alternative Fuels Magazine (which focuses on alternative fuels and energy), as well as www.fuelalternative.com.ua, www.cleant.info portals.
Co-organizer: Association of alternative energy and fuels market participants of Ukraine (APEU)
This year the Forum is co-hosted by the Association of the market participants of alternative fuels and energy of Ukraine (APEU). Established in the autumn 2009, the association aims to consolidate the market participants of renewable energy to accelerate the formation and development of the sector of alternative energy and clean technologies in Ukraine, creating an efficient and progressive legislative framework the industry, facilitate the advancement of sales of Ukrainian goods on foreign markets, to protect the interests of its members.